INTERNATIONAL: Global relocations more common but shorter, finds Cartus
Fri, 29 Jun 2012
Global relocation services provider Cartus Corporation has launched its ‘2012 Trends in Global Relocation Survey’, finding that while the overall volume of relocation is due to increase, the length of such assignments in many cases is falling.
The question was asked: ‘How do you expect your organisation’s mobility activity to change over the next two years?’ Of the responses, 57% answered it would increase and 37% thought it would stay the same.
However, it also uncovered that firms are moving away from the more ‘traditional’ long-term assignments into more temporary ones.
The survey shows that the top three family issues keeping employees from taking on a new relocation assignment were: difficulty finding employment for a partner or spouse (63%), schooling (46%) and lack of familiarity with the local language (25%).
The five countries receiving the greatest increase in permanent transfers over the past two years were the US, the UK, Singapore, Switzerland and China.